- Selection n° 3 -

Porter Cheddar

This original Irish cheese is washed with some brown beer while it matures, a Porter. In order to obtain this specific aspect, a marbled structure of yellow cheese with black veins, the curd is directly mixed with beer during the cheese making. The end result is a rather sweet taste in mouth.




Cow milk comes from local farms and is pasteurised for production. The Porter beer is added to the curd after being made and once the whey is evacuated. This is what gives the cheese its special appearance. The cheese matures for a period between 2 and 9 months.

Tasting tips

Pairing cheese and wine

This cheese is perfect with a soft and aromatic red wine or a fruity and vibrant white wine. Of course, a pint of full-bodied dark beer will be perfectly suited for tasting.

Our Porter Cheddar

For over a century, the Cahill family has cultivated its dairy heritage, and cheese making is their core activity. Located in Newcastle West in Limerick, the Cahill family combines traditional production methods and modern technology to produce flavoured cheddar of the highest quality. Today, Dan Cahill and his sister Helen run Cahill’s Farm Cheese.

Did you know that ?

Cheddar was named so as it comes from the city of Cheddar, in Somersetshire, an important land when it comes to English cheese. It can now be produced elsewhere, as it is not labelled as a “PDO”.



Commercial name : Porter Cheddar Name : Pasteurized cow milk cheese Type : Uncooked pressed paste Preservation : Around 8°C
Fat content : 31% Ingredients : Pasteurized cow milk, lactics ferments, rennet, salt, beer (porter) Allergen : Milk, Malt, Hop
Local cheesemaker / refiner
Name : Cahill's Farm Address : Limerick, Newcastle West